Arab Backlash

by Jonah Goldberg

My syndicated column from last week on the backlash that never was. If you’re wondering why I use the no doubt inflated number of 7 million Muslims in my column, let me explain. First, this is the number Muslim groups use. I figured if their going to exaggerate their numbers for political gain, they can suffer the consequences when that number makes the anti-Muslim “epidemic” look so much smaller. Second, the FBI included all people who “look” Muslim, which includes Sikhs, Arab Christians and, conceivably, many Mediterranean Jews, Sicilians etc. I had a graf which explained all this which had to be cut for space reasons. And, yes, the word “exaggerated” is misspelled in the headline.

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